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Restored Thread Adrian 17th June 2006 04:30 PM A une Damoyselle Malade This is from the 16th century, by the French poet Clément Marot, who wrote it as a get-well poem for a child. It's the subject of a book by a favourite author of mine Douglas Hofstadter, about poetry, language and translation. It has the following characteristics (cobbled from some website): 1. The poem is 28 lines long. 2. Each line consists of three syllables. 3. Each line's main stress falls on its final syllable. 4. The poem is a string of rhymed couplets: AA, BB, CC,... 5. Midway, the tone changes